Study on mechanical properties of glass wool/epoxy reinforced composite
by M. Thirukumaran; L. Vadivel Kannan; I. Sankar
International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology (IJCAET), Vol. 10, No. 1/2, 2018

Abstract: Recently, composite materials have been used in various domains. The reasons for this are low weight and can withstand high strength. New developments of the conventional composites replacing the metal and metal matrix materials in addition to environmental effects are also very minimal. In this, work is undertaken to prepare the fibre reinforced composites and study their mechanical behaviour of combinations. To prepare the fibre reinforced composite (FRP), glass wool (GW) is incorporated into epoxy resin with the varying weight percentage of 0, 30, 40 and 50 by the way of compression moulding method. The composites were assessed on its properties such as tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength, hardness and density of the composites and have been performed with ASTM standards at room temperature. The fracture regions were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). From the experimental results, high strength was attained at 40 weight % addition of glass wool into epoxy matrix. It is found that the composites have a better strength, which makes this method more convenient and less costly.

Online publication date: Wed, 20-Dec-2017

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